A Hundred and One Days: A Baghdad Journal

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Basic Books, 24 квіт. 2009 р. - 336 стор.
For one hundred and one days Asne Seierstad worked as a reporter in Baghdad. Always in search of a story far less obvious than the American military invasion, Seierstad brings to life the world behind the headlines in this compelling- and heartbreaking-account of her time among the people of Iraq. From the moment she first arrived in Baghdad on a ten-day visa, she was determined to unearth the modern secrets of an ancient place and to find out how the Iraqi people really live. What do people miss most when their world changes overnight? What do they choose to say when they can suddenly say what they like? Seierstad reveals what life is like for everyday people under the constant threat of attack- first from the Iraqi government and later from American bombs. Displaying the novelist's eye and lyrical storytelling that have won her awards around the world, Seierstad here brings to life an unforgettable cast of characters, from foreign press apparatchik Uday, to Zahra, a mother of three, to Aliya, the guide and translator who becomes a friend. Putting their trust in a European woman with no obvious agenda, these and other Iraqis speak for themselves, to tell the stories we never see on the evening news.
 

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"We were tortured mentally by the all-pervading fear", 19 Aug 2014 This review is from: A Hundred And One Days: A Baghdad Journal (Paperback) I thought this offered an extremely balanced view of the ... Читати огляд повністю

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very engaging book. you feel you are there.. yes she complains a lot about people not willing to talk but that is part of her story. you feel for her journalist friends. you fear for her getting hurt ... Читати огляд повністю

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Сторінка 12 - Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will show thee. And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great ; and thou shalt be a blessing : And I will bless them that bless thee : and curse him that curseth thee : and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Сторінка 12 - Now the Lord had said unto Abraham, get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will show thee...
Сторінка 22 - ... hours, the hour into 60 minutes, and the minute into 60 seconds). These two relations are sufficient for the ready conversion of terrestrial into lunar time, and vice versa.
Сторінка 18 - ... walls, Ibrahim with his smiling lips and restless shifting eyes — and the whole town waiting to hear the fate of the army which has gone up with the Amir against Jof. And to the spiritual sense the place smells of blood. The tales round my camp fire are all of murder, and the air whispers of murder. It gets on your nerves when you sit day after day between high mud walls, and I thank heaven that my nerves are not very responsive. They have kept me awake only one night out of seven! 'March 6th....

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Kabul - Bagdad - Teheran
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Про автора (2009)

Asne Seierstad has reported from such war-torn regions as Chechnya, China, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. She has received numerous awards for her journalism. She is the author of A Hundred and One Days as well as The Bookseller of Kabul, an international bestseller that has been translated into twenty-six languages. Seierstad makes her home in Norway and travels frequently to the United States.

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